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Alumni of the former Norfield Elementary School in Norway were recognized by the Hornet-Trojan Alumni Association and Neeses Town Council during council’s November meeting. On hand to receive certificates and embossed candy dishes were, front row at center, Mrs. Jeter Gleaton and Shelby Pough. Also pictured are, front row from left, Willie Goodwin, president of the Hornet-Trojan Alumni Association; Tracie Clemons, vice president of the association; at far right, Melissa Isaac, alumni secretary and back row, Neeses Mayor Joe Corbett.

T&D CORRESPONDENT RON BAXLEY JR.

NEESES – Two alumni of the former Norfield Elementary School in Norway were recognized at Neeses Town Council's November meeting.

Neeses residents Shelby Pough, 99, and Mrs. Jeter Gleaton, 93, were presented certificates and mascot T-shirts by the Hornet-Trojan Alumni Association of the old Norfield School and Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School.

Other seniors ages 90 and older, who were also alumni of the school, were recognized in their absence, including Margaret Hutto, Tony Fogle and Margaret Fogle.

Council awarded customized embossed candy dishes to the seniors. The dishes, designed by Neeses Election Commission Chairperson Josie Dyches, featured the Palmetto tree emblem and the Town of Neeses logo.

The community room of Neeses Town Hall was filled with family and friends of those recognized, and refreshments were served.

Tracie Clemons of Blackville, an HKT alumnus and vice president of the Hornet-Trojan Alumni Association, announced a community cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 526 Winchester Ave. in Norway and food will be provided. She said the group wants to revitalize the old Norfield/HKT High School and continue with monthly cleanups there.

Mayor Joe Corbett said that at a recent meeting with Orangeburg County Litter Control, it was reported some properties identified as eyesores had been cleaned up but other owners of derelict had not yet been served papers notifying them they must clean up their properties.

“They are having trouble finding owners of some of the littered properties,” he said.

Corbett said the county will eventually clean up the properties of those who do not clean them up themselves and bill them via tax liens.

In other business:

  • It was announced the Neeses Crime Watch meeting will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, at town hall. A Thanksgiving dinner will be served, and Dianne Curlee, education coordinator for Keep Orangeburg County Beautiful, Orangeburg County Soil and Water Conservation District, will be the speak.
  • The Toys for Tots collection box will be at Neeses Town Hall until the last day of November for donations of new, unwrapped toys for needy children.

Contact the writer: rbaxley37@gmail.com.

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